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as the villianous j.r. ewing. >> and you drove cliff to attempt suicide. >> how was i to know he was going to do a dumb thing like that? >> reporter: wn j.r. was shot by an unknown assailant, it was the most famous cliffhangers in tv history, watched by 300 million people from all over the world. hagman never expected the show to endure. >> i just started this show doing six shows. i never thought i'd do 300. >> reporter: in fact, the "dallas" franchise was so successful, the series was recently reprised. the u.s. network tnt brought it back with a new generation of ewings and hagman came back, too, returning as j.r. once again. critics say he was the best thing about "dallas." but explaining the character's appeal, hagman once said the time is right for a real bad guy and i'm it. >> have a good day, master. >> i'm going to have a wonderful day. >> reporter: it was a good guy who larry hagman blasted into people's living rooms playing astronaut tony nelson on "i dream of jeannie." the show was a hit in the 1960s and is still popular in syndication. even as a kid, hagman orbited in showbiz as the
want to share about your member his of j.r. ewing, larry hagman, major nelson. >> send that to us. thanks for starting your morning with us. >> much more ahead on "cnn saturday morning" which starts right now. >>> good morning, everyone. i'm randi kaye. >> and i'm victor blackwell. 8:00 on the east coast and 5:00 out west. thanks for starting your day with us. starting with some sad news from the entertainment world. as we've been following this morning, the death of larry hagman. his family says at 81 years old he died of complications from cancer. >> you have dishonored my daddy's name and everything he stood for. maybe you and bobby can live with this, but i can't. >> that's the character he's best known for. the j.r. ewing character from "dallas," one of the best known tv characters of the last 30 years really. d "dallas" was a long running hit in the '70s and '80s and you may remember him as major nelson from "i dream of jean any." barbara eden said i had the pleasure of watching the texas tornado that was larry hagman. can i honestly say that we've lot not just a great actor
earnings from all sources. >> reporter: remembered as j. r. ewing with the swagger and grit, he was one of the world's most famous actors, during the height of dallas's popularity. >> who shot jr? how many parodies were that of that. >> the evil side, machiavellian plotting... >> reporter: fellow cast members released statements. linda gray, who was his on screen wife was with him in his final moments, he was creative, generous, funny and loving and talented and there could have been no j. r. without him. >> he left a legacy of being a top-notch villain and had the little laugh and he was relentless in his pursuit, he was just j. r. >> but i do! >> harris: too distraught to face the cameras, was barbara eden, and she recalls the texas tornado, a whirlwind of big laughs, big smiles and unrestrained personality. >> harris: the come back of "dallas", a couple of seasons ago was so skeeuccessful and a season starts and i wonder how fans will handle his death and the story line. >> reporter: the writers are doing so, as well, harris, and "entertainment weekly" is reporting that he completed
of j.r. ewing in the show "dallas." it's a role that he always called his favorite. peter fonda said goodbye to his friend on twitter, saying hagman brought so much fun to everyone's life. cnn entertainment corresponde m correspondent careen winter joins us. i understand that you are at larry hagman's star on the hollywood walk of fame. are people showing up to pay their respects? >> not yet, but you can bet that will change as the morning continues. we are right next to larry hagman's star. still quite early here, so i'm sure there are many people who are waking up just finding out about the sad news. perhaps they're still unaware. that's very popular strip in hollywood. you can bet things will pick up as the morning continues. but you mentioned some of thely in. some people absolutely stunned. for example, barbara eden, best known from "i dream of jeannie," the 1960s hit, larry hagman's co-star, she took to facebook to really detail her feelings, how she's feeling right now. she wrote "i, like many others, believed he had beat cancer, and yet we're reminded that life is never, ever
paying tribute to j.r. ewing. on this sunday, flowers at the south fork ranch north of dallas, the backdrop for the soap that would define excess in america in the 1980s. at the center of it all, larry hagman, a texas native himself from if the worth, as the evil, conniving man j.r. ewing. here, with his actress wife linda gray. >> you are a drunk, unfit mother. >> reporter: he was loathed and loved by the millions who turned in every week. they were disgusted by his ways and wooed by his wicked humor. >> don't forgive and don't forget. and do unto others before they do unto you. >> when he was shot in the 1980 cliff hanger, the world spent months asking who shot jr. in his memoir, he says he refused to tell even the queen mum who wanted to know who pulled the trigger. and 40 million people tuning in to know the answer, it was j.r.'s sister-in-law, kristen. hagman himself, before tv. a five-year run on "i dream of genie," the astronaut and the genie who loved him. >> master, it's almost 3:00 in the morning. get some sleep. >> reporter: when dallas began, linda gray said she re
'll have to come crawling to j.r. >> j.r. ewing, one of the best known tv characteristics of the last 40 years. "dallas" was a long-running hit in the '70s and '80s. he came back as j.r. when the series was restarted earlier this year. you may also remember him as major tony nelson from "i dream of jeannie" his co-star barbara eden posted this on her facebook page. i had the pleasure of watching the texas tornado that was larry hagman. tick say we've lost not just a great actor, not a television icon but an element of pure americana. we'll have much more on his life and career later on in the hour. >> a gas leak blamed for an explosion at a strip club in springfield, massachusetts. look at the center screen. the blast leveled that club. 18 people were injured. it's a miracle no one was killed. 25 other buildings were damaged. our affiliate wggb says people felt that explosion up to four miles away. a city official says some of the damaged buildings will be demolished today. >>> law enforcement initials one community in alabama are mourning the loss of their colleague. following a shootin
. in tonight for don lemon. on television he was the man that everybody loved to hate. j.r. ewing on the hit series "there's a." larry hagman has died in a texas hospital. he 81 years old. he was battling cancer for several years. >>> investigators trying to figure out the source of a gas explosion that damaged more than 40 buildings in springfield, massachusetts. a wwwlp camera captured the moment of blast. they had evacuated some residents after receiving reports of a gas smell. >>> emergency at the u.s. state department. fire trucks raced to the department headquarters in washington shortly before noon. a flash fire as it's described in the duct work of the building forced everyone to evacuate and sent three people to hospital one in serious condition. construction workers were among the few people in the building because of the holiday weekend. >>> 38 days now before the fiscal cliff. lawmakers return to work monday trying to cut a deal. if congress and president obama fail to reach an agreement massive tax cuts and spending cuts automatically kick in january 1. anti-tax crusader slammin
on the sidewalk of the hollywood walk of fame and to remember the man who was more than j.r. ewing. >> he was also very giving. he had several different programs he helped with, particularly the children in the arts and education. >> we thought it was a fitting tribute to pay our respects. we grew up. we remember the show, who shot j.r. and all that. it's sad. it's really sad. don't make me cry. >> we'll have much more on larry hagman later on in the hour. >>> in glendale, california, people no doubt got a little bit of a shock when they saw this. yes, take a look. you are seeing that right. it is a camel running past a gas station. the camel escaped from a circus performing nearby. >> i see like ten people run after this camel, all cars stop, complete chaos. i don't think that street has seen so much action. >> the circus handlers finally caught up with the camel and it's finally back under the big top. there's still no thought if it was looking for black friday deal. so many jokings, so little time. >>> even though no one won last night's jackpot, people in eight state won $1 million prizes. lis
hagman has died. he was best known for playing one of television's great bad guys, j.r. ewing, you remember him on the primetime television series of "dallas." offscreen, he was known as being larger than life and his co-stars remembering him as fun, wild, and rememberable. he died yesterday of complications from cancer. colleen takes a look at his life and legacy. >> reporter: larry hagman wore many hats in his career. but his best known his stetson he wore on "dallas." despite roles on film and stage, hagman will be remembered as the villainous j.r. ewing. >> you drove cliff to attempt suicide. >> how would i know he would do a dump thing like that in. >> when he was shot by an unknown assailant, it became one of the most famous cliffhangers in tv history, watched by 300 million people from all around the world. hagman never expected the show to endure. >> i just started the show doing six shows. i never thought i would do 300. >> in fact, the dallas fran choice was so successful, the series was recently reprised. tnt brought it back with a new generation of ewings. d hagman came
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of course as the villain j.r. ewing on his star with dallas. lost his battle with cancer dallas hospital. linda gray had this to say on the star's passing. larry hagman was my best friend for 35 years. he brought joy to everyone he knew. i will miss him enor muresly. >> she was at his side. >> he he was apparently surrounded by family and friends. >> hagman was the son of mary martin. he was also known for his role as major tony nelson in i dream of jeanne, of course, he was 81 years old. >> he never became hollywood. larry hagman remained dallas. he was from fort worth and he always will stand for dallas. what a legend. love that guy. >> check in with rick reichmuth and see what our weekend first alert forecast looks like. >> looking good. you worry about thanksgiving weekend for travelers getting home and maybe another storm at the end of it we made through the entire thing scot-free. it's cold. 13 degrees in minneapolis. the tenks have dropped off from where you were on wednesday. aside from that, no big storms. cold front eastern seaboard. behind it a ton of sunshine. there will be a
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